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Bitwig have been busy. There's tons of new features and improvements in Bitwig Studio 2.3 from Phaser-4 to time signature improvements and everything else inbetween.
Imagine being able to play the new Arturia MiniBrute 2 & 2S polyphonically. This smart video by Loopop shows 6 ways to turn this mono synth with 2 VCOs into a paraphonic and polyphonic powerhouse.
The new hardware synthesizer from Sonicware offers six different sound engines from granular to FM, 8-bit morphing wave to being able to edit audio waveforms. It looks impressive too.
When connected to the new full-size key ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer, the SQ-1 hardware sequencer looks like some kind of Star Wars droid. But don't let that put you off a very useful synth bundle.
When you think "drum machine" and "Korg" you probably wouldn't imagine the KR-55 Pro. It can do a lot for those wanting authentic sounding drum grooves for their tracks or performances.
Probably the most requested addition to the Volca synthesizer range from Korg has been a dedicated mixer that syncs multiple volca machines. In time for NAMM 2018 our prayers have been answered.
The new Korg Prologue is a multi-voice poly, analog synthesizer. The Prologue 8 and 16 come equipped with 49 or 61 full-size keys and are 8-voice or 16-voice respectively. Here's the official details.
Hardware and software synth specialists Arturia have announced the release of RackBrute, a Eurorack modular storage, power, and transport system featuring Arturia Link. Full review inside.
At NAMM, Melo Audio (booth 1828 Hall E) will be announcing a number of new music products. One of that caught our eye is the Tone Shifter Mega, a 2-in-1 audio interface and MIDI pedal controller.
UA tells us the new Arrow Thunderbolt 3 interface delivers album-quality results with class-leading sound quality, Unison™ mic preamps, and Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for under $500!
If you like the look of the new MiniBrute 2 analog synth from Arturia, are impressed by the BeatStep Pro, and wish the two could be combined, you're in luck. Full details and video review inside.
After the release of the MP3244 Modulation Processor Dialog Audio have pushed the modulation boundaries even further with SQ4 Sequence Processor plug-in.
Meet the new DDJ-1000 DJ performance controller from PioneerDJ, designed for rekordbox dj. It features a club-style interface for intuitive performances in a compact, portable body.
Improved in almost every way possible, the follow up to Arturia's incredibly popular analog synth, MiniBrute, hits version 2 and there's plenty of reasons to be excited as you'll see below.
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